2010 Global Education Conference

 

TITLE: Connecting Your Classroom Worldwide - It's a Snap!
PRESENTER: William (Bill) Theobald, Waterloo Junior High School (United States of America)
CO-PRESENTER: Professori Fabiana Degrassi
TIME: GMT Tue 16 Nov 2010 02:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: “Connecting your Classroom Worldwide – It’s a Snap!” is a presentation designed to encourage middle and high school teachers to connect with teachers and students worldwide. Demonstrations of ePals, Skype, and Wikispaces technology will alleviate anxiety for the conventional classroom teacher. Presenters will explain how "Connecting Worldwide" can help teach Geography and Cultural Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL), and help your school meet Technology Standards. By visiting cooperating teachers and classrooms worldwide, attendees will be encouraged to “get their students connected.”
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Creating the Global Collaborative Classroom at Large Scale
PRESENTER: Rita Oates, ePals Inc. (USA)
CO-PRESENTER: none
TIME: GMT Mon 15 Nov 2010 07:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Many individual teachers have interest in global projects, but one or two teachers in each building doesn't create widespread use of global education concepts nor have much impact. This session will focus on the strategies by which a district level leader can work to try to infuse global education activities into the majority of classrooms in a district. Strategies that have worked successfully in several different school districts and in large geographic areas will be shared, as well as efforts that have fallen short of success.
WEBSITE: http://www.epals.com
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Policy and Leadership

TITLE: Creativity in various forms
PRESENTER: Namita Verma, J.N.V. Bhiwani Haryana India (India)
CO-PRESENTER: Charlotte Pederson
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 11:00AM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This presentation intends to highlight the use of technology in a rural school that changed the lives of pupils completely.With effective use of web 2 tools in Education teaching was be made interesting. JNV Bhiwani India has the opportunity to collaborate with many Schools across the globe. The students exchanged their resources with their peers across the globe. The simple classroom teaching got International dimension. What more, the syllabus got integrated with the Projects' works and students got wide exposure.The school participated in nearly every kind of topic including the most recent ones like the climate changes.It is the globalisation of Education in real sense.The presentation aims tell in nutshell our achievements and contributions in short span of time.
WEBSITE: http://jnvdevrala.blogspot.com/
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Our Global Projects
PRESENTER: Hagit Goldstein, School (Israel)
CO-PRESENTER: Edyta Piątek
TIME: GMT Thu 18 Nov 2010 08:00PM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: As an educator in the 21st century, I take into account the different learning styles of my students. The student's learning style is varied depending on what is being learnt. Thus, I have used a wide range of collaborative tools and web technologies to reinforce and enhance the learning of my students. I have been using ePals since 2005 as a safe collaborative technology to connect between my students and students from around the world. Our Global Projects aim at encouraging active, meaningful, and authentic learning as well as engaging learner-centered classroom where students from around the world share their outcomes on a variety of topics. The " Green Schools Project " is a communicative based project which, aims at creating greener and healthier learning environments through educational experience by collaborating between students from around the globe. Our goal is to promote a global awareness of ecological sustainability among students from around the world. "My Home Town Project" encourages students from around the world to share information about their cities as representing their culture.
WEBSITE: http://newsproject.wikispaces.com/Table+of+contents
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher

TITLE: Successful Collaborative Projects
PRESENTER: Thomas Beckett, Choi Hin To Primary School (Hong Kong)
TIME: GMT Fri 19 Nov 2010 04:00AM (click for international time conversions)
SESSION ROOM:CLICK HERE to enter the Elluminate session room, open one hour before session.
FORMAT: Presentation
LANGUAGE: English
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Things to consider in order to run a successful online collaboration. This session will examine the reasons why some projects succeed and some fail to get off the ground.
SPONSORING PARTNER: ePals
TRACK: Teacher